Chico Natural Foods Cooperative is a growing, dynamic, and diverse retail grocery that provides accessible natural and organic food to our community, knowledge and education to our customers, training to all our employees, and we embody leadership development within the business and throughout our community.

CNFC builds healthy communities. The people who choose to work at the Co-op constitute a vital community; one without which the Co-op would not remain operational. It is important to invest in the people who work here to keep that community thriving and financially healthy, through benefits and discounts, and by creating a generous yet accountable culture.

Kitchen Supervisor

 Summary of Responsibilities: Working under the direction and guidance of the Fresh Senior Manager (FSM), the Kitchen Supervisor implements strategies and procedures to ensure the efficient and safe production of prepared food products in Chico Natural Food Co-op’s (the Co-op) kitchen and bakery, and facilitates the oversight of the kitchen employees to ensure adherence to policy, procedure, and production of high-quality products.

This is a full-time hourly position, approximately 38 hours per week. Must have flexible availability

This position is a wage level IV with a wage range of $15.75 - $19.20 /hour depending on experience and will receive additional benefits. Download job description.

Fresh Clerk

Summary of Responsibilities: Assists with the daily tasks in the Fresh Department which includes scheduling within Produce, Perishable, and Kitchen departments. Duties include receiving, prepping, stocking, fresh produce and perishable items. ensuring accurate signage. Work in the kitchen includes prepping ingredients and assemble for menu items, following established recipes and with proper food-handling guidelines. In addition, this position answers customer questions and helps customers in their selection of produce, perishable, or kitchen items. 

There are two part-time hourly positions, approximately 15-20 hours per week varying times.

This position is wage level 1 and generally starts at $12.35 per hour depending on experience. Download job description.

Produce Lead Clerk

Summary of Responsibilities: Lead Clerks help to keep the department shelves, coolers, and displays fully stocked utilizing proper rotation philosophy. Receive and check in product as needed, submit orders as needed.

 In addition to Fresh/Produce Clerk duties, assists with team training and coordinating operational activities of the department for a specific shift. Provides support and training to Fresh Clerks and helps the Fresh Manager and Produce Supervisor meet the goals and objectives of the department.

 This is a part-time lead level position, approximately 29 hours per week varying times.

 This position is wage level II and generally starts at $13.00 per hour depending on experience. Download job description.


When there is an open position , submit a completed application and submit by: mail to CNFC, 818 Main St., Chico, CA 95928; via email by attaching the application file to humanresources@chiconaturalfoods.coop; or drop off at the store.

Download our employment application here or you can find a copy in the store.

Those who appear to be the best fit (according to experience, skills, availability, etc.) may be called for a phone interview. Then those who appear to be a best fit after the phone interviews will be called to come in for a face-to-face interview.  If you are selected for the position, you will be asked to complete an authorization form for reference check, which is a requirement of employment and considered part of the application process.

If you would like to check in on your application, you may come by the store and fill out a check-in slip or email your check-in, letting us know you are still available and interested. Due to the high volume of applications for each open position, we do not accept follow up phone calls or respond to follow up emails. Applications are accepted for active job openings only.